Halzin Honey & Lemon – Dichlorobenzyl alcohol / Amyl metacresol uses, dose and side effects


0.6 / 1.2 lozenge
dichlorobenzyl alcohol / amyl metacresol

1. What Halzin is and what it is used for

Halzin is a throat lozenge that is used for mild infections in the oral cavity and throat, for example for sore throats. Halzine has a bactericidal and antiviral effect.

2,4-Dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmethacresol contained in Halzine may also be approved for the treatment of other conditions not mentioned in this product information. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional if you have any further questions, and always follow their instructions.

2. What you need to know before you use Halzin

Do not use Halzine

– if you are allergic to 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol, amylmethacresol, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).

Warnings and cautions

  • Do not exceed the recommended dose .The lozenge should not be given to small children as it may present a choking hazard.

You should consult a doctor in case of persistent symptoms or high fever.


Halzin is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

Other drugs and Halzin

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.


There is no information about Halzin during pregnancy.


It is not known if Halzin passes into breast milk. A risk to the newborn / infant cannot be ruled out.

Driving and using machines

Halzin does not affect the ability to drive and use machines.

Halzine contains isomalt, maltitol and para-orange (E110)

This medicine contains isomalt and maltitol which may have a mild laxative effect when taken on many lozenges. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.

Halzin Honey & Lemon also contains para-orange (E110), which can cause allergic reactions.

3. How to use Halzin

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

The recommended dose is:

Adults and children from 12 years of age: If necessary, a lozenge should slowly melt in the mouth every two to three hours.

The highest recommended daily dose is 12 lozenges. Do not exceed the recommended dose.

Use the lowest dose and the shortest possible treatment time needed to relieve symptoms.

You should consult a doctor in case of persistent symptoms or high fever.

If you take more Halzin than you should

Possible reactions in case of overdose are stomach upset. If you have ingested too much medicine or if e.g. If a child has ingested the medicine by mistake, contact a doctor, hospital, or the Poison Information Center for risk assessment and advice.

If you forget to take Halzin

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten lozenge.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop taking Halzin and contact a doctor immediately or go to the nearest emergency department if you get any of the following symptoms:

  • swelling of the face, tongue, or throat
  • difficulty swallowing
  • hives and difficulty breathing.

This may be a sign of hypersensitivity reactions such as angioedema that have been reported in an unknown number of users.

Other side effects may occur.

Has been reported (occurs in an unknown number of users):

  • Abdominal pain, nausea and discomfort in the mouth. Rash.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse. This also applies to any side effects not mentioned in this information. You can also report side effects directly to the Medical Products Agency. By reporting side effects, you can help increase drug safety information.

5. How to store Halzin

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the packaging and other information

Content declaration

  • The active substances are: 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol, amyl methacresolThe other ingredients are: peppermint oil, quinoline yellow (E104), saccharin (E954), tartaric acid (E334), para-orange (E110), lemon aroma, honey aroma, isomalt (E953), maltitol (E965).

What the medicine looks like and contents of the pack

The tablets are yellow and round with honey/lemon flavor.

Halzin is available as pressure packs of 8 and 24 lozenges.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorization Holder and Manufacturer

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Apofri AB

Box 120

182 12 Danderyd


Lozy´s Pharmaceuticals SL

Empresarila Campus, Lekaroz

31795, Navarre


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